Tripura Imposes Odd-Even Scheme To Combat Fuel Scarcity

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The state of Tripura has imposed an odd-even scheme for the distribution of petrol and diesel as it struggles with fuel scarcity caused by a damaged National Highway 8 (NH-8).

The new system which has come into effect today will deal with the crisis of petrol and diesel scarcity and will also put a check black-marketing in petroleum products in the state.

The system will be in effect until further notice from the Tripura government and is only expected to be stopped once NH-8 is made functional again. Intense rain and flooding have made the national highway into more of a muddy field in neighbouring Assam, which has cut off access to the state of Tripura.

The odd-even system was introduced in Delhi earlier this year to combat rising levels of pollution in the country's capital and while Tripura's scheme is quite similar to the Delhi pollution solution it differs in one major way.

Instead of specific days of a week being allocated to even and odd-numbered vehicles, motorists in Tripura will be able to fill up depending on whether the date is even or odd. So, on odd-numbered days of the month, odd-numbered vehicles will be able to head to the pumps whereas on even numbered days, those vehicles with registration numbers ending with an even number will be allowed to fill up.

Source - ndtv

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Story first published: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 15:07 [IST]
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